NY’s WPIX Axes Boss and Veteran Anchor

By Andrew Gauthier 

Daily News

WPIX/Ch. 11 president and general manager Betty Ellen Berlamino was fired Monday.

Word of Berlamino’s departure came just days after evening and late-news anchor and market veteran Jim Watkins was told his contract would not be renewed when it expires in August, sources said.

Both moves shocked insiders, because Berlamino and Watkins are well-liked at the station.

She got there in 1994 and was elevated to general manager in 2000. Watkins arrived in 1998, following a run as weekend anchor at WNBC/Ch. 4. More…